WALLINGFORD, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a Philadelphia-area man fatally whipped his 6-year-old nephew with a belt because he wouldn’t follow instructions.
Delaware County prosecutors say 38-year-old Paul Adams beat Tyreece Charlow with a large belt for 45 minutes on Saturday night at the home they shared in Wallingford.
Nether Providence Township police say Adams held the boys hands and whipped him until he bled, then cleaned his wounds and sent him to bed. Authorities say Charlow was pronounced dead at a hospital after Adams found him unresponsive.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports an autopsy determined the cause of death to be blunt-force trauma.
Adams was placed in jail without bail Saturday on charges including first-degree murder. Court records don’t list an attorney for him.